Holidays in Thailand are becoming more and more popular. Whether as a couple or a family with children, there is a suitable accommodation for everyone. Ko Phuket is a popular holiday island in southern Thailand. Together with smaller secondary islands it forms the province of Phuket with the capital of the same name Phuket. Here on Phuket there are many hotels with nice rooms with good ratings in different price categories. Around Patong in the west of the island there is a holiday metropolis with numerous entertainment possibilities.
If you want to use these, but also need peace and quiet to relax or just want to spend time with the children on the beach, you will find just the right destination in the region around Kalim Beach. Kalim is a quiet place between the tourist metropolis of Patong and the not so big Kamala. If you want to enjoy the shimmering nightlife on holiday, but then sleep peacefully, Kalim is the place to be. Patong is only a 20 minute walk along the beach, if you want to go even faster you can take the Tuktuk for 5 minutes. In Kalim there is a tourist office, a supermarket and also one or two restaurants.
Kalim Beach – the lonely beach
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Patong into solitude, simply walk north along the beach for about 20 minutes. Only a few cliffs separate it from Kalim Beach. If one believes the reviews of former travellers, Kalim Beach is only little visited and therefore ideal to relax in peace. According to other reports, you can also take very nice photos here. A big coral reef directly in front of the beach invites you to snorkel or dive. Swimmers on the other hand should protect their feet with bathing shoes. Because of its proximity to Patong Beach, Kalim Beach is an ideal alternative for vacationers who are looking for peace and quiet, but who are also not averse to the nightlife, restaurants and other entertainment. It is recommended not to go into the water without bathing shoes because the corals have very sharp edges. Also pay attention to your children. The northern part of the bay is exposed to very strong winds during the period from June to September. With a little luck you can watch some surfers.
Sights and activities near Kalim Beach
Kalim Beach itself is a very quiet part of Phuket Island, but interesting places for activities are not far away and easy to reach. Boat tours and water sports are offered in the immediate vicinity. Treat yourself to a massage at the Kanchama Massage & Spa just 5 kilometres away. Visit the famous Bangla Road in Patong and take advantage of the numerous shopping opportunities there for cheap bargains. There are tailor shops everywhere where you can have a costume or tailor-made suit made for a fraction of the German price. Go there in time so that the things are ready during your stay. The exciting nightlife of Patong with its bars, restaurants and discos is always tempting. But there is also something contemplative: Visit the Tsunami Memorial Park with its impressive iron mesh artwork, which was built in memory of the great disaster in 2004.
Hotels in Kalim
Here you will find a selection of different hotels, accommodations and resorts of different price ranges but with good ratings. The simpler hotels still have three stars, the luxury hotels up to 5 stars. All hotels in Thailand can be found on the map in the western part of Phuket Island, near the holiday metropolis of Patong. These hotels are all located in a rather quiet area in Kalim. All hotels have a pool, but are also not far from the sea. Please have a look at booking.com for the rating of your choice of accommodation and convince yourself.
The Bamboo Beach Hotel & Spa is an inexpensive three star hotel near Patong and is beautifully located just a few steps away from Kalim Beach. In only ten minutes walking distance you can reach Patong Beach and its famous nightlife. The newly furnished and renovated rooms offer modern comfort and excellent value for money. From the tropical garden of Hotel Bamboo Beach you have a breathtaking view of the Phuket hills. Adults and children feel very comfortable here, as can be seen from the many positive reviews.
The exclusive U Zenmaya Phuket is situated on a small bay with crystal clear water, in the middle between Kamala and Patong. The modern rooms are furnished in a Portuguese-Chinese style and have free wireless internet. In the bathroom, care products, slippers and bathrobe are waiting for the guest. If you want to read something at the pool, you will surely find something suitable in the hotel’s own library. Enjoy with your friends a tropical drink and selected dishes in the Zeascape Restaurant while watching the fantastic sunsets, or a cocktail in the Bar Lounge or Pool Bar. For business travellers there are two meeting rooms for 30 and 70 people respectively. For those who love adventure, a 10 minute drive will take you to the famous Bangla Road, where you can enjoy the nightlife, the Jungceylon Shopping Complex and countless other shops, restaurants and entertainment in Patong.
If you like luxury, Kalima Resort and Spa is the place to be. The 5-star hotel is very conveniently located: all hotspots in the area can be reached within minutes. A shuttle service runs to the nearby beach three times a day. The rooms are stylishly modern with free wireless internet and air conditioning, there is a laundry service and the reception is manned around the clock. Here you can relax with a fresh sea breeze on the Malika terrace and enjoy European or regional cuisine in the restaurant. A perfect combination of sun, beach and sea, relaxation and adventure. Kalima Resort and Spa offers privacy and excellent service.